One family’s 112 year link with a Towcester choir continues

Pamela Turpin being presented with a gift by Towcester Choral Society chairman Margaret Hawkins for her 50 years as a society member.
Pamela Turpin being presented with a gift by Towcester Choral Society chairman Margaret Hawkins for her 50 years as a society member.

AFTER around 200 performances, in which she sang around 1,000 different pieces of music, a stalwart of the Towcester Choral Society has been recognised for her 50 years of membership.

On Tuesday, June 12, Pamela Turpin was presented with a gift by TCS chairman Margaret Hawkins during the choir’s Jubilee concert.

Mrs Turpin joined aged 16 in 1962 and is the granddaughter of the choir’s founder, Towcester schoolmaster John Robert Kealey Parr. Her sisterJo Denny is also a member and their mother Constance Wood was a member until she died in 1989.

The choir has been singing in and around Towcester since its first concert in April 1900 – before the advent of television and computers, and before SS Titanic was built. A reserved seat for the first concert cost 2s 6d, equivalent to £12.64 today.

For more details visit www.towcesterchoralsociety.org.uk.